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  • xRAGEx
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    Originally posted by Valkyrie
    That's what I said :P

    When you see the in-cockpit video, they're e-braking on every turn, and their line is pretty poor when you see how they take the corners (relatively speaking. I simply mean with their line, they're slower than they could be with better apexing.).
    I guess so..they do e-brake, but i'm not that good so i applaude it!

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  • xRAGEx
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    Originally posted by P1STON2ROTARY
    Japan Touge-Two Turbo II's during the day
    That was so beautiful. I truly enjoyed watching that...i love the home-like scenery of the area!

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  • Valkyrie
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    Originally posted by DRIFTER-M
    I have that touge video already. Don't be fooled its not all talent, there is alotta e-brake in that video.
    That's what I said :P

    When you see the in-cockpit video, they're e-braking on every turn, and their line is pretty poor when you see how they take the corners (relatively speaking. I simply mean with their line, they're slower than they could be with better apexing.).

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  • Valkyrie
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    -totally gutted interior, with 20 point cage (tied in everywhere we could think of... roof, pillars, etc, etc... made the chassis stiff as hell).
    Ah, roll cages... they're the Viagra of cars.

    Can't do anything with that power if your machine ain't stiff

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  • Rotary Magic
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    daym malcolm.

    you rock man with that racing resume at just a tender age of 20...

    thumbs up dude

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  • malcolm
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    yep, here are most of the specs:

    -1987 Mazda RX7 Turbo II
    -2300 lbs
    -~280 bhp... the engine builder claimed 300, but I doubt it.
    -9" Goodyear slicks (cantilevers, run on 7"x15" wheels)
    -because of tire design/construction, we ran close to 0 camber. They liked being upright.
    -stock brake calipers
    -OEM-size Brembo Rotors (cheap, and indestructible!!! Loved those things)
    -Street-port
    -modified original ECU (don't ask how... the engine builder apparently sent it off to the west coast of canada to get it done)
    -stock Hitachi turbo (same manufacturer as my microwave! haha!!)
    -we found a tie-rod for the right-rear of a dirt sprint car... light aluminum... bought it for a grand total of $15 US, welded some tabs on our struts, and used it as a strut brace. Looked killer too.
    -used a Volvo 740 turbo intercooler for a while, but it had a ton of leaks, so we just mounted the stock intercooler up front to finish off the 2001 season
    -We kept the suspenion pretty low budget.... KYB replacement shocks, with the Apex lowering springs that came with the car (even with sh*tty suspension, I was able to stay with the cars with $20k in suspension alone... we didn't have that in our entire car!)
    -rear wing was my own design, but the profile was too extreme for the car. at 120 mph, the rear suspension would be on the bump-stops.
    -to even it out, we put on a giant front splitter. I could corner with some of the GT1 tubeframe cars with it set up like that.
    -stock 28 lb flywheel. That thing KILLED the car. (a 12 lb flywheel and a bigger turbo and injectors was our plan for the following year, but instead, we bought the corvette.)
    -stock transmission. fickle thing it was.
    -solid racing clutch disc, and I think it had a different pressure plate... not fun loading the car on the trailer with that clutch....
    -stock LSD... seemed to do the job.
    -stock sway bars... the thing rolled like a champ.
    -totally gutted interior, with 20 point cage (tied in everywhere we could think of... roof, pillars, etc, etc... made the chassis stiff as hell).
    -kirkey road race seat.
    -ricey carbon fibre shift knob (came with the car when we bought it)
    -solid motor mounts... rattled the car like crazy on the grid.
    -3" exhaust all the way back from the turbo
    -two stock blow-off valves, instead of the usual one...
    -stock-car radiator (cheap, and kept the thing SO cold....)
    -mounted the oil-cooler right up front.


    that's all I can think of.... it was a LOW budget racer... definitely not anything like the FC3S.org car or anything from japan... haha. Still, I won the regional GT2 championship with it, beating Porsche 944 Turbos, and even some of the GT1 cars in the process... Great little car.

    We ended up selling it to a friend, who raced it for a year... Then he committed the cardinal sin, and didn't watch the temp guage. Overheated, killed the motor. He's rebuilding it as we speak, possibly as a N/A, so he can run in Touring in this series we have in Ontario right now....

    http://www.touring-gt.ca/

    I'd actually like to buy it back, so I can build it up like I wanted to before we got the 'vette, just as a fun little toy to have. Wicked car it was.

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  • DRIFTER-M
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    I have that touge video already. Don't be fooled its not all talent, there is alotta e-brake in that video.

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  • Rotary Magic
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    what happened to it? any specs of the car malcolm?

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  • malcolm
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    not drifting... but that's the turbo FC I used to race... 280 bhp @ 14 psi or so...

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  • Raziel
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    My friend and his FC.





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  • Valkyrie
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    Sorry for the obscene bump.

    Wow. That video was awesome.

    Although it seemed like they were drifting just a wee bit too much... I think at that point you're missing the point of drifting a touge (which IMO is to avoid understeer at higher speeds, and get around the technical corners easier, while having fun) and are just wasting tires... but I guess half of that drifting they're doing is just for fun. heh.

    Also I wasn't very impressed by the fact that they were just handbraking the whole time.

    What annoys me is that I was IN Hakone (they're on Hakone-touge), but I never got to see that route... I bet that's the same touge as in Kaido Battle 2... lol.

    The road I was on had the same bumps in between the lanes (just like in the video), but neither lane was wide enough to drift in like the uphill on that touge was.

    It was amazing how calm the "taikousha" (oncoming cars) were. In America, those guys would have given someone a heart attack or at least would have caused a wreck since they'd probably swerve even if the drifter wouldn't have actually hit them.

    I'm pretty sure most touge drifters are pretty scared of oncoming cars though, since unlike drifters, they can't predict how they normal drivers will react.
    Last edited by Valkyrie; 12-08-2004, 01:08 PM.

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  • nitroboy24
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    Those guys were tearin' it up

    Man, I don't remember which FC it was but wholy crap did he buddy up with the center-line when a passenger car drove by. That was close, people didn't even swerve also!

    One more example of why Japan rocks!

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  • rlngtngku
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    o_o

    That FC video was absolutely amazing. Best touge video ive ever seen.

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  • eastCoastMayhem
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    That was a awesome video, have any more like it? to bad theres no mountain passes around me! ha

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    Originally posted by P1STON2ROTARY
    Japan Touge-Two Turbo II's during the day
    I need to go to japan. When the red fc did its single run a r32 is in the other lane... and it looks like the other drivers that the fc's are drifting past dont even care..( ie not swerving)

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